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Acacia 'Scarlet Blaze' is the famous red flowered wattle- a stand out in the normally yellow flowered Acacia family. The weeping habit of this medium shrub is also an attractive feature, and the leaves have a cinnamon fragrance when crushed. It is a hardy, low maintenance plant, that looks attractive without any pruning. The masses of ball-shaped flowers appear in spring. Can be grown in sun to part shade, and is best on a moist soil with good drainage. Frost tolerant.
Flower colour: red
Flowering season: spring
Maximum height: 5 metres
Minimum height: 4 metres
Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 2 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds, butterflies, insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: good native fertiliser.